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Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.


Results

Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Jun 24, 2015 1 rep @ 445 lbs Deadlift 5-5-3-3-2-1-1-1-1
Back Squat Sep 20, 2015 1 rep @ 385 lbs Back Squat 1 Rep
Front Squat Apr 19, 2015 1 rep @ 325 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat Apr 24, 2017 9 reps @ 205 lbs FT: Rows, Overhead Squats, Rows, 3 and more
Thruster Nov 11, 2015 1 rep @ 205 lbs 7 times AMRAP 20 mins: Assault Bike (Calories)s, Strict Handstand Push-ups, Power Cleans and Thrusters
Press May 03, 2015 1 rep @ 170 lbs Press 10-5-3-2-1
Push Press Jan 27, 2017 3 reps @ 205 lbs Lifting: Cleans and Push Press
Split Jerk Dec 02, 2016 1 rep @ 250 lbs Lifting: Power Cleans and Split Jerks
Snatch Mar 30, 2016 6 reps @ 225 lbs Icon 3
Clean Oct 16, 2015 1 rep @ 315 lbs "Death By" - Clean : 245/155 lbs + 10 lbs / 1 min
Clean & Jerk Nov 05, 2016 1 rep @ 245 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press May 11, 2015 5 reps @ 172 kg Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5, rest 2 mins

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read More About The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener